Membership, Donations, and Volunteering

The Humanist Community in Silicon Valley (HCSV) relies exclusively on membership fees and donations from generous supporters like you to provide free programming and events. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, and a Chartered Chapter of the American Humanist Association. All membership fees and donations are tax deductible.

You can use this page to:

– Setup an HCSV account (required once)
Log into an HCSV account (required to become a member, donate, volunteer, etc.)
Become a member of HCSV
Make a donation to HCSV
Volunteer with HCSV

If you are setting up your HCSV account, please just read starting immediately below.

HCSV Accounts

In order to become a member of, or make a donation to, HCSV, you’ll need to have, or create, an HCSV account.

HCSV accounts contain all of the information that has been entered about each HCSV member. The information is used to contact Member/Donors about HCSV events, important announcements, fundraising, volunteer opportunities, etc. Anyone can sign in to their own account to renew their membership, make a donation, volunteer for HCSV, verify and correct their basic information, see their donation history, etc.

Creating and Logging into your HCSV Account

If you know that you don’t already have an HCSV account…

…click here to open a pop-up window. Then click the “X” in the upper right corner of the pop-up window in order to remove the pop-up window. Then fill out and submit the requested information on the remaining page in order to set up your account.

If you think that you might have created an HCSV account already…

…but you’re not sure what your Login Name and/or Password are, then click here, enter your email address in the box titled “Email Address” at the bottom of the pop-up window, and click “Recover Account”.

If you have created an account, then your Login Name and Password will be emailed to you. If you haven’t created an account yet, then you won’t receive an email. In this latter case, please follow the steps listed above under “If you know that you don’t already have an HCSV account…”.

Once you have your HCSV Login Name and Password…

…click here, enter your Login Name and Password in the pop-up window, and then click “Log In”.

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Becoming a Member

Some of the benefits of becoming a member of HCSV are:

– Being a recognized part of our community
– Voting rights
– Can be a candidate for the Board of Directors
– Can be involved in the decision-making for the organization
– Directory access to other members
– Birthday greetings (via email and in newsletter)

The membership yearly registration fees are:

$50 for an individual
$75 for a household

All membership fees are tax deductible.

How to create or renew your membership

After you have logged into your HCSV account (according to the instructions given in the “Creating and Logging into your HCSV Account” section at the top of this page), the website will tell you whether you have an active membership or not. If you don’t, click “Join Now”. If you do, click “Details” and then click “Renew Now”.  In either case, then:

(1) Select which type of membership you want (individual or household)
(2) Click the box next to “The membership you have selected will automatically renew” if you want your membership to automatically renew each year
(3) Enter any additional donation that you would like to make
(4) Click “Submit”
(5) Enter your credit card information, or click the button next to “E-Check” and enter your bank account information (if you want the money to be taken directly from your bank account)
(6) Click “Submit”

We highly recommend that you use the above online approach to becoming a member or renewing your membership. But if you prefer, you can also:

  • Mail your check to Humanist Community, 1111 W. El Camino Real, Ste 109 – 343, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Bring a check, cash, or credit card to a Sunday forum

In either case, please include a note with your name, email address, phone number (in case we have questions), and type of membership ($50 individual or $75 household). If you specify a household membership, please list the names of all of the members of your household who are covered by the membership. Any extra money paid will be considered to be a donation. PLEASE print clearly.

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Donating to HCSV

Any donation amount is welcome! All donations are tax deductible.

Click here to donate online via credit card or E-Check (i.e., a direct transfer from your bank). Follow the onscreen instructions.

We highly recommend that you use the above online approach to donate. But if you prefer, you can also:

  • Mail your check to Humanist Community, 1111 W. El Camino Real, Ste 109 – 343, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
  • Bring a check, cash, or credit card to a Sunday forum

In either case, please include a note with your name, email address, and phone number (in case we have questions). PLEASE print clearly.

Donor Levels

Ambassador’s Club ($1000)
President’s Club ($500)
Supporting ($250)
Contributing ($150)

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Volunteering with HCSV

Here are some of our volunteering opportunities:

– Membership Committee (build our community)
– Social Action Committee (make changes for the better)
– Hospitality Committee (assist with Forum lunch setup or host a potluck)
– Program Committee (help find new Forum speakers)
– Technical Database Management (help maintain or learn a new system)
– Create a Fun Event (games, potlucks, movies, outings and more)
– Publicity (social media or printed)
– Other/Special Skills

After you have logged into your HCSV account (according to the instructions given in the “Creating and Logging into your HCSV Account” section at the top of this page), click on the drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of the page which says “What would you like to do?”. Then click on “Volunteer with HCSV”, and follow the onscreen instructions.

If you have any questions about any of the above information, please email info@humanists.org.

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